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FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm EST
, and in other news from washington tonight president obama nominating senator john kerry to be the next secretary of state with their views on kerry, benghazi, obama's foreign policy. we will be talking with fox his national security analyst k. t. mcfarland, former ambassador john bolton, and today the national rifle association exactly one week after the sandy hook school massacre has come up with a proposal for securing every school in this country, and it is such an obvious solution, so simple it immediately raises the question, why didn't anyone else think of it? well, we begin tonight with the fiscal cliff, justin days from the largest tax hike in american history was no movement toward a fiscal cliff deal more in the action in the house or senate. the responsibility now to avoid massive taxe and draconian spending cuts reting squarely on the prsident. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> just as our economy is really starting to recover and starting to see optimistic signs and we have seen actually some upside to from a whole range of areas, includ
PBS
Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm PST
obama left her, john, twisting slowly, slowly in the wind. she's gone. >> she'll still be our u.n. ambassador, though, pat. i give worst politician to mitt romney who never quite came across as human. and he lost. in part, because of his personality. >> she is going to stand you up, ambassador? >> yes. >> herm an cain again because a man who runs for the presidency who didn't think that his personal life would ultimately blow up presidency. >> does he have a job? >> he does. i don't know that he has -- >> he is a great -- he has a great future in talk-radio, i am sure. >> clarence, something for us? >> yes. worst politician, clint eastwood, although he is a good actor. >> this is very domestic. i will though it out on a larger scale for you. does that help you any, pat? worst politician 2012 egypt's mohammed morsy. heralded as a states man after his role in mediating the gaza cease fire and plunged his country into chaos by grounding him executive of absolute power which caused an outcry and tried to rush through a constitutional referendum. worst politician. okay. most defin
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
of how the talks collapsed. one point president obama reminded john boehner of the election results saying, you're asking me to accept mitt romney's tax plan. why would i do that? the general piece is packed with revealing details. boehner's backup bill dubbed plan b may have failed spectacularly on thursday night, never got to a vote, but t"the daily beast" had its own failure, reported that plan had passed plan b before correcting the error 15 minutes later. hillary clinton did not testify this week the a congressional hearings on the benghazi attack because she's recovering from a concussion suffered after she had fainted. some fox news commentators practically demanded she get a note from her doctor. >> she's suffering from acute benghazi allergy which causes lightheadedness when she hears the word benghazi or is being asked about it. >> how could she get a concussion when she's been ducking everything. this is what i don't understand. makes no sense to me. >> hillary clinton, i guess she passed out somewhere. is she unconscious somewhere? >> bill -- >> she can't testify. >> rea
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
president obama and house speaker john boehner it may be time for the upper chamber to craft a deal. here is lindsey graham's suggestion on "meet the press" this morning. >> any hope must start in the senate. not one democrat would support the idea to protect 99%. boehner's plan b i thought made sense. to my republican colleagues the ronald reagan model is if you get 80% of what you want that is a good day. >> senate minority leader mitch mcconnell may be key to an agreement. texas senator tells the washington post, quote, will he pull a rabbit out of his hat? i don't know. i don't know. i would be grateful if he comes up with a way out of this other than going off the cliff." joining us is jamie harrison and republican strategist chip who is campaign manager of mike huckabee's president campaign. chip, let's start with you. are mitch mcconnell and senate republicans the last hope for getting a deal done? >> this close to christmas i will say yes. the democratics can't do it alone. republicans can't do it alone. i think mitch mcconnell has been eerily quiet which makes me believe he is pr
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 2:00am EST
social security. you are starting to see a similar backlash from the left over president obama's offered to john brennan to allow the cost of living increase for social security -- it is a lower estimate of inflation, which would mean social security benefits would rise at a lower rate in the future and could save a decent amount of money for the government. seniors and others and others with disabilities are getting lower rates in the future. a number of liberal groups say that is a benefits cut. they say they will primary any democrats who vote for it. they said if nancy pelosi votes for it, they will not offer for our support if she tries to run for the minority leader of the democrats. host: speaking of the leadership situation, talk to me a little bit about the lead -- allegiances in the house, punching in among the republicans. do the republicans favor the leadership of eric cantor more than the leadership of john boehner and? will this cost john boehner his -- more than the leadership of john boehner? will this cost john brennan his speakership? guest: boehner said the members wer
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am EST
. >> i'm going john roberts and the supreme court. i think that was a game changer. i can't imagine what conversation we'd be having if they struck down obama care or not ruled in favor. chris: the republicans could have really used that. >> they could have and i remember that day, all the charter to twitter where people were calling chief justice john roberts a snake from harry potter, the evil professor who turned colors. chris: sam? >> the minority re-elected president obama but i'm going can katty. it's the tea party and thinks of the tea party that are driving the republicans out of contention as a national party. you cannot win nationally if you don't know something about the way the country's changed and the tea party seems to think the country can go back 20 or 30 years. the greatest slogan i hated was we want to take back our country. it's not your country anymore. it's our country and you're part of it but that thinking will defeat republicans if they don't get rid of it. chris: our next category, worst moments of the campaign year. clint eastwood's empty chair number, mitt rom
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
. in fact, president obama and house speaker john boehner are literally thousands of mimes away from each other. both men left washington for the holidays and president obama and family, they are in his native hawaii for a short christmas break. he returns to washington after the holiday. in egypt, the president is stepping down. this man announced today that political life does not agree with him and he'll go back to being a judge. it's the same day the egyptian people are voting for a second straight weekend on proposed changes to the country's newest islamist-backed constitution. the new president gave himself near absolute power. those are your headlines this hour. i'm don lemon, keeping your informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> it was one of the most important diplomatic missions in history. also one of the most clandestine and risky. four decades ago, henry kissinger, then president nixon's national security adviser secretly flew to china, beginning a string of meeting ises that would eventually open that isolated eastern nation to the western world. that opening checke
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 7:00pm PST
. president obama, house speaker john boehner literally thousands of miles apart. boehner is back in ohio. president obama and family are in his native hawaii. he is planning to return to washington after christmas. >>> a weekend of violence. explosions and death in syria. at least five people killed in damascus today when a powerful car bomb blew up in this residential neighborhood. it tore through apartment buildings and filled the streets with debris. more than 140 people reportedly died in peattacks across syria, most in damascus and its suburbs. >>> india, riot police blasted protesters with high-pressure water hoses trying to break up massive angry riots against the government. people are furious after a woman reportedly gang raped and beaten on a moving city bus last weekend. protesters demanding changes to india's laws regarding rape saying women are not safe in new delhi and other cities in india. >>> a former marine spent more than four months at a mexican prison is free and helding home to florida. john hammer locked up in august on weapons charges. his family says he was physi
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm PST
speaker john boehner literally thousands of miles apart. boehner is back in ohio. president obama and family are in his native hawaii. he is planning to return to washington after christmas. >>> a weekend of violence. explosions and death in syria. at least five people killed in damascus today when a powerful car bomb blew up in this residential neighborhood. it tore through apartment buildings and filled the streets with debris. more than 140 people reportedly died in attacks across syria, most in damascus and its suburbs. >>> india, riot police blasted protesters with high-pressure water hoses trying to break up massive angry riots against the government. people are furious after a woman reportedly gang raped and beaten on a moving city bus last weekend. protesters demanding changes to india's laws regarding rape saying women are not safe in new delhi and other cities in india. >>> a former marine spent more than four months at a mexican prison is free and heading home to florida. john hammer locked up in august on weapons charges. his family says he was physically abused in cus
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
guards in schools. the fiscal cliff just ten daps eway with no deal in sight. in fact, president obama, house speaker john boehner literally thousands of miles away from each other. speaker boehner back home in ohio. president obama and family are in his native hawaii for a short holiday break. he return to walk after christmas. >>> in egypt the vice president is stepping down. this man announced political life does not agree with him and he'll go back to being a judge. e t e-of-the egyptian people are voting on the newest constitution. protests erupt the last month when the new president gave himself near absolute power. >>> those of your headlines at this hour. i'm don lemon, keeping you informed. cnn, the most trusted name in news. >>> it was one of the most important diplomatic missions in history. also one of the most clandestine and risky. four decades ago, henry kissinger, then president nixon's national security advise secretly flew to china, beginning a string of meetings that would eventually open that isolated eastern nation to the western world. that opening checked soviet
NBC
Dec 23, 2012 6:00am EST
. >> and president obama nominated john kerry as second of state. he has been in a good position to do this for a long time, and former nominee, of course, and he is well positioned to do that. he is very popular in the senate, and confirmation is all but assured. so that chapter has at least been closed for now. >> you have a lot to squeeze in today. >> we do, because i want to talk about the fiscal cliff and what it means for the president's agenda in the new year. between the gun debate and between immigration reform and the debt there is so much to do. and the idea that a president gets elected and has the wind at his back is misleading. >> thank you. >> happy holidays. >> thank you. >> can i take one of the poinsetti poinsettias? >> sure, yeah, look, we don't have enough. >>> another cool day ahead of us. >> let's check in with chuck. >>> you can give david a poinsettia. come on. we will talk about what the cold air will be doing when the moisture arrives tomorrow. ♪ i -- i got it, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made, i got it made ♪ ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ b
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
. president obama, house speaker john boehner, were very close to getting a deal. president obama had given a little on entitlement reform, house speaker john boehner had given a lit until terms of agreeing to increase taxes. but they just couldn't get to the finish line. ultimately, everything sort of fell apart. i've been speaking to aides at the white house who say president obama doesn't feel as though he needs to give in a whole lot more because he won the election and he ran on a platform of increasing taxes on those making $250,000 or more. chuck schumer addressed this issue earlier today. take a listen. >> on taxes, i know it's hard for the republicans, but the president ran on that platform, $250,000. no tax increases to people below but taxes for people above. he won 60% of the voters said they were for it in the exit polls including some republicans. >> reporter: so again there is senator chuck schumer. so certainly still big topic of conversation despite the fact that everyone is now on recess. alex, yesterday we spoke to some folks who said this is really weighing on them as th
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 3:00am PST
, what's going on behind closed doors, between john boehner and president obama. it's unclear how they know this, somebody in the room taking notes and who knows whether it was actually the president or john boehner who sent this information. basically the president made a threat. >> clayton: because he feels emboldened after the election and that's what the wall street journal says and he was basically pretty blurnt with the speak the-- blunt with the speaker at one point mr. boehner says i put up 800 billion dollars on tax revenue on the table. what do i get. you get nothing, i get that for free. goes on from there. >> kelly: and the president says, the deal is the not done, i will blame the republicans during the state of the union address. of course, republicans can't afford to have that kind of blame coming as well. there's blame going on in both houses and each one doing something, and isn't the dog in the room, getting something done. >> clayton: where are they call them back. >> kelly: your paycheck, your paycheck, my paycheck, all of our paychecks are going to be advers
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
-855-999-1399 or visit exelonpatchoffer2.com. >>> if you're still listening to president obama and house speaker john boehner, you would be forgiven for thinking about the fiscal cliff fight is about taxes. >> unless the president and congress take action. tax rates will go up on every american taxpayer. >> if the argument is that they can't do, they can't increase tax rates on folks making $700,000 or $800,000 a year, that's not a persuasive argument to me and it's certainly not a persuasive argument to the american people. >> here is the rub -- the discussion centers on whether or not to let the top income tax rate jump from 35% to 39.6% on the marginal part. the part above the number of the let's call it $400,000. john boehner says don't give the government more revenue because it already spends altogether too much. now the question is not really wouldabout that 4 billion 6% continues on what the rich would pay in taxes. the real conversation boils down to the role of government. generally speaking, democrats are willing to entertain a bigger role of government in society, republicans want a role
CNN
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
from a fiscal cliff deal? how far? president obama said he and house speaker john boehner talked yesterday, it was their first conversation since monday, when the two sides offered up concessions on tax hikes for the wealthy, the president offered lower tax rates for people earning up $400,000 a year, and for computing entitled benefits. in his weekly address, boehner stood firm, his message for the president, the ball is in your court. >> the president and senate democrats have vowed to reject and veto all of our proposals and failing to offer responsible solutions of their own. when the president has offered so far will not do anything to solve our spending problem and address the crippling debt. and he refuses to challenge the members of his party to deal honestly with the entitlement reform and the big issues that are facing our nation. that is why we finds orz oursel here today. >> the president's christmas break in hawaii may be quick, he is planning to return to washington right after christmas, briana, live in hawaii, i'm wondering, we are talking about the fiscal cliff t
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am EST
than john kerry and, the obama white house says he's a republican and, republicans will go for him, but on foreign policy issues, especially the last several years, he is way to the left of president obama in terms of iran sanctions. he's -- iran sanctions, the vote which got 92, 97 votes in the senate and he voted against, and, a letter signed by 99 senators, denouncing russia and he refused to sign it and he's anti-israel and talked about the jewish lobby in 2006. and for a republican -- talking about the jewish lobby having too much influence on capitol hill, will that person be appropriate to be secretary of defense? i think senator hagel will not be nominated by president obama, he likes him, they went on this trip together and he likes the idea of having a republican and of that but republicans -- and also democrats, are quietly turning to the white house, what are you doing to us? you are a liberal democrat, what do you want him for, he voted against democrats on gay rights and abortion and gun control and now they are supposed to walk the plank because the president thinks
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
than a major success for the brotherhood. >> what does that mean for us and the obama administration and the new secretary of state, potentially john kerry, as we go forward? >> the foundation of american foreign policy in the middle east, the camp david accord, is in jeopardy. the brotherhood campaigned against it, morsi questioned it. the central premise of land for peace is at issue. you have a lot of other questions about the brotherhood's domestic policies in egypt but from the u.s. point of view, egypt's relationship with israel is at the center. following that, what is egypt's relationship with? morsi visited iran. i'm worried about that relationship and russian evans efforts to reestablish their ties. we're in for a worrying time in the middle east, but particularly in the relationship with egypt. >> not optimistic more 2013. embassador bolton, always good to see you, merry christmas. >> they can't to you and jamey. >> thank you so much. we have news about an international peace envoy from the u.n. headed to syria as chaos erupts. lockdarr will meet with bashar al-assad. he h
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
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FOX News
Dec 22, 2012 8:00pm PST
right now with the collapse of plan b? >> well, it's no fun being john boehner right now. he's still in a tight spot and the concern that the republicans have is that obama's panel strength and as we go over the cliff and tax rates go up. but i really think the buck stops with the president here. when you go into the negotiating sessions, paul and you're expected to make concessions, but you're expect today get something in return and boehner made a major concession on rights and the president is giving him nothing in return to take that to his caucus and say, this is what happened in the horse trading. it's all or nothing, obama seems determined to humiliate the opposition. >> paul: boehner made two concessions, first 800 billion on the table in revenue and don't raise rates when the president said no he, you've got to raise rates. he said okay, a concession on rates, an offer first we'll vote for a million dollar tax increase on those making more than a million dollars, but give me something in return. then, those negotiations went nowhere, so then john boehner went to plan b. and
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 10:00am EST
that background. yes, sir. >> guest: one of the great person is reporting reporting was he deconstruct it obama's memoir, faith of our fathers. dreams from our fathers. i think i got john mccain -- i had the fathers part right. which he wrote and 95 or so. 95 or 96. marinus went back to less accurate in the book, so it's a great companion to read if you read obama's memoir. >> host: there's some publishers, sentinel cognitive umt, that put out a budget anti, david limbaugh the great destroyer, i am the change and do nice to see obama's america are quite critical of president obama. trained to commit to these sell well? >> guest: they do because they serve right your wrong light as a counterpoint. many readers wish to buy and another results have a very active audience in a president obama has been reelected, i'm sure these publishers with conservative in prince or conservative and crime will continue to produce books that sell well because they will appeal to an audience that demands these books. >> host: bob minzesheimer can have you interviewed critical authors? >> guest: no. going back has n
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
so should the rest of the 1%. >> reporter: the question who is considered rich? house speaker john boehner pushed for tax hikes for those making $1 million or more. president obama is drawing the line at incomes of $400,000 or hire. >> you can afford to pay a little bit more. you know, you're not -- you're not too strapped. >> reporter: earl mack falls well within the rang of wealthy as a multimillionaire. he agrees millionaire earners should see taxes rise. >> we are, this country, is in a lot of fiscal trouble. and i think it's the obligation of all those that can give and help out the country. we're americans and we should. and it's our -- it's aour heritage. >> reporter: mack, who is a former ambassador to finland says the rich could chip in other areas. he made his fortune in real estate development and investment. he says leave the capital gains tax alone because that encourages business development. but he says the dividends tax rate should be raised back to 25%. he says congress should close tax loopholes on luxury items for jets and yachts. founders stock, he says, should
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am PST
. thank you for being here. >> my pleasure. give us your assessment of the negotiations between john boehner, the republicans and president obama. >> it's hard to know what's happening at the table. my speculation is, at some point, the president said to the speaker, so i have made some compromises already. i put things on the table. what do you have to put on the table? that may have been what triggered boehner having to go back to the house to get something passed because he couldn't speak for his members. >> he doesn't speak for his members. given that, did it make sense for the president to put something on the table that seemed to be a departure. he said $250,000 and up. he comes to boehner with no hand. no numbers that match in his hand. did it make sense for the president to go to $400,000? >> the senate saying $500,000. >> i was concerned about that. richard spoke he was concerned the president was putting too much on the table. i was concerned about that as well. in terms of the relationship here, i don't think that's the major story. i think they have enough of a working re
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
john boehner, his plan b went bust. before leaving town president obama urged congress to pass a mini-plan that would preserve middle class tax rates. the president is now in his native hawaii for a quick christmas break. briana keiller joins us from honolulu. hello, briana. is this fiscal cliff deadline getting closer, what do we think will happen as the holidays rolls out here? >> reporter: well, there's one sort of last ditch effort possibility here, don, and that is when the senate reconvenes on the 27th, it's possible that either they could try to pass something and sort of force it on the house or it's possible that they could take a bill that they've already passed back in july with the threshold of those tax hikes being at the $250,000 level and that they could kind of say to the house, okay, now the ball is in your court. you have to deal with this, but it's still very much a possibility, don, that this doesn't work out, that we go over the fiscal cliff, and that was reflected today on the sunday shows from both democrats and republicans. take a listen. >> passing plan b, the
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm EST
be followed by a press release after his -- after his plan was pulled from the floor and then president obama's remarks on the ongoing negotiations. now, some house debate concerning the fiscal cliff and john boehner's alternative that would have raised taxes on annual incomes of more than $1 million. this is about one hour. >> i'm not doing a sesame street skit here. this is what we're talking about. i think about planning a which is what the majority in the house of representatives has been trying to implement. it is very simply a plan designed to put into place that democrats and republicans say they support. that is meaningful, strong, bold plans for a simple, fair tax code. the president supports tax reform and taking the top from 25% to 30%. majoritysay we in the have been trying to put into place a real, meaningful tax reform that can ensure people can reduce rates and generate domestic growth. the trouble with that is our plan a has been designed to bring about a reduction of size and scope and the reach of the federal government. everyone knows what that means. real entitlement refor
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm EST
miller, thank you very much. john fund, thank you. time for a few quick comments. ken wrote us to say, correct me if i'm wrong, wasn't it the obama administration that released thousands of guns into the hands of criminals? now they want to talk gun control for law-abiding citizens? that was just "fast and furious." mike tweeted us about benghazi and the report, always blame the dead guys. they did. thanks for being with us. has t. >> wall street is very concerned. no dou the average folks at home who have been cutting back more inclined to hang onto their wallets. they don't know what will happen. thank you congress. thank you mr. president. >> it is charities' season. makes us feel good to give. that is why there is a concert for storm victims. a bit greedy businesses ted turner did not like that idea. >> there is nothing more to say list. >> good by. >> now there are new ways to give to charity. >> where should you give? tonight. >> what does charity mean to you? the media obsesses what celebrities do and big stars raised more than $30 million for the hurricanes and the victims but
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 3:33pm EST
. 2012] >> later, on friday, president obama met with harry reid and house speaker john boehner in been predicted to reporters that he would sign a bill before january, extending tax cuts for most americans. his brief remarks came as congress left without a vote on what would take effect next year. this is just under 10 minutes. >> good afternoon, everybody. for the last few weeks, i have been working with the leaders of both parties on a proposal to get our deficit under control, to avoid tax cuts -- to avoid tax hikes on the middle-class. and to make sure we can spur jobs and economic growth. a balanced proposal that cuts spending, but also ask the wealthiest americans to pay more, a proposal that will strengthen the middle class over the long haul, and our economy over the long haul. in the course of these i still believe that reducing our deficit is the right thing to do for the long-term health of our economy and the confidence of our businesses. i remain committed to working towards that goal, whether it happens all at once, or whether but it happens in several different steps. bu
PBS
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
people go on about how obama really believes that the only way to do this is so bipartisan and that he's still waiting for john boehner and mitch mcconnell to become decent. of course he doesn't think that. but he knows that he's not mitt romney saying 47% of the country are people that i have nothing to do with and i don't care about. he knows that he's the president of the people of the united states which includes 47 percent ironically who voted for mitt romney. and so you know, you have to be able to say, well, why is the first african american man to run for the office of president not willing to say as he's running for president, "oh, and by the way i believe in gay marriage in 2008." i get it. it's easy to understand that. and if what that means is that i have to wait for the day that a president says, "i believe in same sex marriage," i'm willing to wait. and i waited and he said it. this man believes what we believe and i actually got a chance to say this to him. >> to obama? >> that, you know, lincoln at one point in the lincoln-douglas was disappointed when douglas made a pa
FOX
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm EST
. no deal was reached this week to keep taxes from going up on everyone. john boehner says he is hopeful that a deal could be reached but in a speech, he continues to hammer away at president obama. >> this was year the size of the debt, all $16 trillion of it surpassed the size of our entire economy. it's a grim milestone, one of many that we'll have to bear if we don't come to grips. the president's solution of raising tax rates would still leave red ink as far as the eye can see. >> the president landed in hawaii for a shorter than usual christmas break. he will return to washington after christmas to walk on the fiscal cliff. he is acknowledging the political reality by pushing a scaled back plan for a tax on the middle class. >> even though democrats and republicans are arguing about whether those rates should go up for thewealthiest individuals, all of yours, every single one of us, agrees that tax rates should not go up for the other 98% of americans, which includes 92% of small businesses. >> reporter: the president wants that middle class tax cuts and wants to preserve unemploym
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 12:35am EST
is a serious blow to house speaker john boehner who hoped to gain leverage in his discussion with president obama and signals conservative republicans are unwilling to stomach any rise in tax rates even on those making more than $1 million which was mr. boehner's plan. so walk us through what happened on friday. how did we get there? and it seems like the speaker of the house didn't see this coming, and a lot of folks in washington want to know why not? guest: we begin the week with the speaker of the house saying negotiations between he and president obama had stalled. they were stuck on their -- i guess i would say maybe not their final offers but current offers. boehner said he would raise taxes on those making a million a year or more and get all told $1 trillion in tax increases which he wanted to be matched with $1 trillion in spending cuts and the rate increases on those making $1 million or more and remove loopholes and deductions to get the rest in revenue and then you had your spending cuts. the president, sort of depends on how you do your math and counting, but the president --
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 6:30pm EST
thinking? and how did that change once the states are calling for president obama? guest: the mitt romney folks at the highest levels thought they were going to win. does the which was different from john mccain, where they knew they were going to lose. it does go certainly. they believe their internal polling, which had a different type of elector them what showed up, -- different type of electorate them what showed up -- than what showed up. the romney campaign began a process. they had their tough-guy literally make the calls out to stop the process of bringing mitt romney down to the podium to concede the presidency. they stopped the process because they thought that all i was too close to call, and for over an hour, we report in the book, history was on pause. they hit the pause button, and it was not until after midnight that mitt romney wanted to concede. they wanted to make sure the votes were counted and do what they thought was the right, a prudent thing. we have this remarkable scene, where the romney campaign is talking to rob portman on speaker phone, and they are talking abo
FOX Business
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm EST
gerri: hello, everybody. i am gerri willis. ten days until we got the fiscal cliff. president obama speaking moments ago, saying that maybe some time off will give both parties perspective to drink some eggnog, sing some careless, maybe reached the fiscal cliff deal. how speaker john boehner is doing damage control on their plan b mess. before heading out for the holidays. even as americans are facing more than $500 billion in tax hikes coming on january 1. with more on this, we have peter barnes, fox business sr. washington correspondent. what did the president have to say moments ago? >> john boehner did say that this wld be a cooling off period. maybe they would have some time to reflect here. the president said that he did speak on the phone to speaker john boehner this afternoon. he also had majority leader harry reid to avoid the fiscal cliff and figure out a passport. he said he is ready and willing to try t to get a compromise package done. all at once or stuff like that. but we'll have to wait until after the holiday. the president planning to hold out for the holidays, and
FOX
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am EST
speaker john boehner says he's hopeful a deal can be reached, but in his weekly address, he continued hammering away at president obama. >> this was the year the size of our debt, all $16 trillion of it, surpassed the size of our entire economy. it's a grim milestone, one of many we'll have to bear if we don't come to grips with it. the president's solution of raising tax rates would still leave red ink for as far as the i can see. >> reporter: president obama landed in ha for the christmas break. on friday, the president said he believes it's still possible to avoid the fiscal cliff, but also acknowledging the political reality by pushing a scaled-back plan for cutting taxes on the middle class. >> even though democrats and republicans are arguing about whether those rates should go up for the wealthiest individuals, all of us, every single one of us, agrees that tax rates shouldn't go up for the other 98% of americans, which includes 97% of small businesses. >> reporter: the president wants that middle class tax cut and he wants to preserve unemployment benefits that are set to expi
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
advisor to senator john mccain's presidential campaign. thanks to both of you. good to see you. >> thank you for having us on, doug. >> good to see you. good morning. >> julian, let's start with you. do you think president obama wants us to go over the fiscal cliff? >> nobody wants us to go over the fiscal cliff. the estimates show that if we go over the fiscal cliff it could cost us some where between 1 and 2 gdp points. nobody thinks it is a good idea. every single poll including the "wall street journal" and pugh has shown that the american public overwhelmingly by the order of 70% want a balanced approach. of the $2 trillion in deficit reduction goal, a trillion, half in revenues and a trillion the other half in spending cuts. in fact, that is where most economists and deficit reduction experts are. the idea of balance. that is where the election, the american people were, the president campaigned on this issue and that is where john boehner was a week ago. a trillion in tax revenues and a trillion in cuts and took that to his own republican caucus and they were unwilling to support
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 7:00am EST
for obama? guest: they thought at the highest level that there were during to win. john that's different from mccain. guest: they believed their own internal polling which showed a different type of the electorate than what actually showed up. ronny thought he was going to win. even on election night, they were still picking about the fight. when the election was first called by nbc for president obama, the romney campaign began the process and they had been literally making the phone calls out to start the process of moving down to the podium to concede the presidency. they stopped because they had hoped that ohio was still too close to call. for over an hour, we report that history was on hold and they hit the pause button. it was not until well up to midnight that he finally did concede. he did not what the networks to have the last word. he wanted to make sure the votes were counted. we had this remarkable scene where the romney campaign it's a sweep in the west talking to senator portman on speaker phone and they're talking about the possibility of calling ryan down to the podium an
FOX News
Dec 23, 2012 11:00am PST
team. this week he named john kerry to be the new secretary of state and the frontrunner for the pentagon reportedly is chuck republican senator chalk hagel who went on a former trip with then senator obama in 2008 to the middle east. what do you think of kerry as the definite, well, i think it is fair to say he will sail through as the nominee for secretary of state. and what do you think of hagel as the potential secretary of defense? >> senator kerry will go through. president obama won the election and senator kerry is an appropriate secretary of state for a light footprint often unwise foreign policy that he will execute president obama's foreign policy competently. i think senator hagel will not be nominated or confirmed. etan was a republican senator but on foreign policy issues in the last several years and he has been way to the left of president obama in terms of iran sanctions. >> the iran sanctions votes which got 92 and 97 votes in the senate and he voted against. there is a letter signed by 99 senators, every other senator that he refused to sign. on israel,
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